Healthy at sea

@hsofyan (3448)
Jakarta, Indonesia
August 9, 2012 10:44am CST
From several sites, I got the information about the benefits of the sea for health - The sound of the waves can lower blood pressure. - The smell of the beach to relieve stress. - The sea air can enhance immunity. - Sea water can cure sores. Do you believe it or find it useful? Is there scientific research on the benefits of this? There are other benefits that you know?
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@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
18 Aug 12
I think that there are health advantages of living near the sea. I could see it as being a stress reducer too. Listening to the waves at night.
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@hsofyan (3448)
• Jakarta, Indonesia
19 Aug 12
Hi JenInTan. We have not met. How are you? Nice to meet you. You are way ahead of me, now. Yes, the sound waves can reduce stress and prevent stress.
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
20 Aug 12
I am fine, thank you. It is nice to meet you too. I have had those waves on my mind the past few weeks..lol..I need a vacation. Take care.
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@hsofyan (3448)
• Jakarta, Indonesia
20 Aug 12
Have a
@riyauro (6430)
• India
9 Aug 12
You are so true. I am from Fiji Islands and we are surround by sea. I like the smell. I think Fijians have good blood pressure. .. okay now since I am in Goa at the moment, there is sea and I am surround by water here as well. So there is this lady came to ask my mother in law to accompany her to beach one day. the people have a belief that have bath in the sea water at a certain time of the year, keeps them away pain and disease. So my mother in law and other elder ladies went to have a bath in the sea water at the beach that time. I was surprised but I learnt something new. thanks for sharing. have a wonderful day.
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@hsofyan (3448)
• Jakarta, Indonesia
9 Aug 12
Hi Riyauro, nice to meet you. I know the island of Fiji from the books and the internet. Live surrounded by the sea, is certainly very enjoyable. I also live near the sea. I often take advantage of sea air and sea water for my health. Nice to discuss with you.
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@riyauro (6430)
• India
10 Aug 12
you welcome, I liked your topic of discussion very much as well and I surely have learnt something very important. good day
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@ravisivan (14055)
• India
9 Aug 12
Yes . Sea water has salt and it can cure wounds. I have heard about it. Sea water air will certainly relieve stress because sea is so big and we are too small. I am not sure about its effect on blood pressure. thanks for the info.
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@hsofyan (3448)
• Jakarta, Indonesia
9 Aug 12
Thank you for your comment. I hope there will be more information later.
@bunnybon7 (35928)
• Holiday, Florida
10 Aug 12
exactly what i was going to say. so thats all i know about it either. except they say some sea veggies are good for you.
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@maximax8 (27953)
• United Kingdom
8 Oct 12
I find it relaxing to walk on a white sandy beach and I find the sound of the waves delightfully relaxing. I find the sea air refreshingly cool and energizing. I like to see picturesque coastal views. I think sun set can be a magical like experience that I adore. People that have a home that overlooks the sea are very lucky. I guess there is scientific research on the benefits of the coastline.
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@hsofyan (3448)
• Jakarta, Indonesia
10 Oct 12
Yes, I agree with you. Need to scientific research on a lot of things on the beach. Benefits of air, water, sand, and stunning natural scenery. For the sake of human health, body and soul.
@roshigo58 (4871)
• Pune, India
22 Aug 12
Hi, you are right. I also heard about the benefits of the sea for the health. I am living on the coastal area. So I can go to walk on the sea shore daily. The air is so refreshing we feel very happy on the shore. But here the beaches are crowded as it is a tourist place. So we have to go to beach early morning to enjoy the beauty of the sea beach.
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@hsofyan (3448)
• Jakarta, Indonesia
22 Aug 12
You are lucky to live in coastal areas. What is the temperature there? I also live near the sea. Here the temperature 30-33 degrees Celsius during the day and 26-28 degrees Celsius at night. As I know, the sea air (especially at the time of the sea breeze, not a land breeze), good for lung health. Sea water is good for healing wounds / ulceration. You believe that?
@Daisy_22 (1230)
• Philippines
20 Aug 12
Sea breeze is also good for people who have an asthma. People who are paralyzed also are suggested to be covered by the sand in the seashore.What I know is that the sand is a material that has a power to slowly massage your muscles naturally. There might be no concrete scientific explanation with it but i personally believe it.It is also the reason why I love going to the beach to relieve my stress
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@hsofyan (3448)
• Jakarta, Indonesia
21 Aug 12
Yes, I also believe and have proved it, especially the properties of sea water and sea air. Thanks for sharing about the sand on the beach.
@toniganzon (49185)
• Philippines
10 Aug 12
It's actually the salt that does it. I read it somewhere. I remember when we were suffering from cough or cold my mom used to bring us to the beach so we could be cured. It was effective most of the time.
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@hsofyan (3448)
• Jakarta, Indonesia
10 Aug 12
Yes, I agree, that the levels of salt in the air and sea water, very useful. Can not be replaced with water mixed with salt purchased from shops.
@rsa101 (13336)
• Philippines
10 Aug 12
I read in many books that sea water has indeed som medical benefits to some illnesses. But of course when applying them they should be applied moderately as much as possible. I think there are also sea borne diseases that you can get from the sea as well as they also bore bacteria that can make us ill as well. So it is not totally a cure but it can also be a source of some diseases as well.
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@hsofyan (3448)
• Jakarta, Indonesia
10 Aug 12
There are always two sides in each place.
@jillhill (37384)
• United States
9 Aug 12
I love being by the sea...it is calming...and the air is crisp and clean....also for me I find inspiration!
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@hsofyan (3448)
• Jakarta, Indonesia
9 Aug 12
Yes, I agree with you. I can feel it Thank you for sharing.
@jaiho2009 (39021)
• Philippines
9 Aug 12
My daughter is suffering from asthma when she's one year old and her pediatrician advised me to take her along the beach for fresh air. I follow the doctors advised without questioning and I am thankful that my daughter grow healthy and never been attacked by asthma... :)
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@hsofyan (3448)
• Jakarta, Indonesia
9 Aug 12
@Jaiho: Wow, nice info. I believe it could happen. Thank you for sharing. @RozAnn & Jaiho: Come, I will guide you on arrival in Bali. Wherever you want.
@peavey (16487)
• United States
9 Aug 12
I don't know if there is scientific research about this, but I believe that it's true. Water in itself is healthy and salt is healthy. Running water, for those of us who don't live near the ocean, is soothing and relieves stress. Streams, rivers, waterfalls have been translated to backyard fountains for those who live in town and realize the benefits. Salt water kills germs of all kinds, inside and out. It's the greatest for a sore throat, so I imagine that water from the sea, with added minerals and all, is even better for you to bathe in or just be near. There's one other thing that could very well make the ocean healthy for humans and that is that it can balance electrical flows within the human body because moving water creates negative ions and our bodies are usually full of positive ions due to the way we eat and live.
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@hsofyan (3448)
• Jakarta, Indonesia
9 Aug 12
Great! Very useful information. It seems reasonable. I'm glad to hear it. Thank you for sharing.
• Pakistan
9 Aug 12
yes, sea is a gift of nature and we should enjoy its bani-fits. sea is full of bani-fits, for example when you worry, you go to sea side and look the sites of nature,walk on the sand and feel free himself it reduce your sorrow. sea air is good for our breath system.you can eat sea foods to maintain your health.
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@hsofyan (3448)
• Jakarta, Indonesia
9 Aug 12
Well, thanks for sharing. We should be getting scientific opinion about the sea.
• Canada
9 Aug 12
I think it is healthy depending on which part of the world you are in. I say that because it can harm your health due to water pollution from accidents, such as oil spills, or people purposely dumping waste into the oceans and littering. There is a large area in the Atlantic Ocean, approximately 20000 km^3 of volume I believe is highly concentrated in plastic. I heard a story about a man who was deemed to be confined to his wheelchair by his doctor. However, he went to the beach with someone and sat in the water and surprising he started to feel his legs again and was capable of moving them and started to walk.
@hsofyan (3448)
• Jakarta, Indonesia
9 Aug 12
Well, of course, is meant here is the sea without pollution. Similarly, the discussion about the efficacy of guava are rich in vitamin C, but not if they contain toxins. Thanks for the information that paralyzed legs that heal by soaking in sea water.
• Canada
9 Aug 12
No problem and unfortunately I live near a body of water that is unfortunately quite polluted. D':